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  • ‘a beautiful morning’ Is The Expressive Debut EP From Techno Artist ‘Max by the way’ + Artist Interview


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    This spring, immerse yourself in “A Beautiful Morning,” the latest techno project by Parisian DJ and producer, Max by the Way. This EP signifies a pivotal rise in dance music, distinguished by its authentic analog production. Departing from sample-dense soundscapes, the album introduces robust synths and pads, igniting anticipation for what’s next. 

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    Launching this EP was a way for me to articulate these new ideas and affirm my ability to produce work that aligns with my artistic vision and direction. The collection captures a compelling mix of influences from the 90s and early 2000s, reflecting a significant phase in my sound. For those eager to explore a fresh chapter in techno, “A Beautiful Morning” awaits.

    Introduce yourself and your project

    I am a bludgeoning techno artist fueled by passion and exploration. From the earliest echoes of pop and trance tracks, music has became more than just a fascination, ”it became a lifelong devotion. These genres became the canvas upon which I painted my “sonic picture”, each beat and melody carrying a different fragment of my story. Collaboration has been a cornerstone of my career, especially with my closest confidant, Vincent Jane. Together, we have crafted a single that remains a high watermark in my career, and with the emergence of our own label, Jump in tha Crowd, we’re on the path to carry out a range of the most innovative and artistic events. 

    Under the moniker “Max By the Way”, I have cultivated a persona that places the music above the musician. Guided by this philosophy, I always ensure that every note produced takes center stage, resonating with listeners on a deeply visceral level. At the core of my artistry lies a fusion of electronic, techno, and house, interwoven with subtle hints of pop influence. This eclectic blend reflects my diverse musical roots and the evolution of my sound. My music serves as a diary of soundscapes, each track a chapter in a larger narrative of exploration and expression.

    Explain what musical genre fits you best

    I identify most closely with the electronic music spectrum, particularly within the realms of House and Techno. Although I enjoy listening to a wide array of music, my own productions are deeply rooted in minimal and melodic techno. I pride myself on my versatility and resist confining my creativity to specific categories. 

    Preferring a boundary-free approach to production, I am drawn to exploring a variety of styles that resonate with me. This openness ensures a dynamic and ever-evolving musical output that reflects my broad artistic inclinations and personal taste.

    Were you connected with music from a young age and did anyone inspire you?

    From a very young age, I was deeply connected to music, beginning with the pop rhythms of Jamiroquai, the transformative electronic sounds of Moby, and the entrancing music of various trance artists. 

    These diverse musical influences not only shaped my early auditory experiences but also laid the groundwork for my later explorations into the broader electronic genre. Each artist brought a distinct flavour to my musical palette, encouraging a deep-seated appreciation for sound and its infinite possibilities.

    What kickstarted your music career?

    My music career took off when I dared to start producing after founding MLV Studio with my two best friends. This venture thrust me into the music world, allowing me to fully immerse myself in music production—a field I had always wanted to explore. Specific events, like our showcases across Europe, particularly at EGG London, were pivotal. 

    While I’ve always been passionate about music, I initially hesitated to create it. Overcoming this fear marked a transformative moment, unleashing my artistic side. This liberation extended into my personal life as well, as the music I create is a reflection of my life, my mood, and my desire to express myself. This journey has not just been about music, but a profound expression of my identity.

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    Tell us more about your sound and how it’s evolved over time.

    My music predominantly focuses on analog sound processing as much as possible, reflecting a commitment to authenticity and warmth in production. 

    Over time, however, sampling has also played a significant role in shaping my tracks. This technique involves creatively slicing and integrating various sounds, allowing me to blend traditional elements with modern influences seamlessly.  My sound as a result has evolved into a rich, textured landscape that respects the roots of electronic music while continuously pushing its boundaries. The blend of analog and sampled sounds has become a hallmark of my musical identity, enabling me to craft a unique auditory experience for my listeners.

    Any words you want to share to encourage other artists or producers?

    I believe it’s crucial to fully immerse yourself in music production and to not hold back. Fear can often deter us from releasing our work but it’s essential to overcome this. Sharing your creations is one of the most rewarding experiences when you truly love music. 

    Don’t be afraid to express yourself and let your musical ideas flow. Each piece you release not only contributes to your growth as an artist but also enriches the broader musical landscape. Remember, every great track started as an idea that someone was brave enough to pursue.

    How do you nurture your industry relationships?

    I actively cultivate my industry relationships by attending numerous events featuring artists I admire. 

    I also co-founded a record label, Jump in tha Crowd Records, with my best friend to maintain our independence and foster a strong artistic direction. We also organise events known as MLV Party, which serve as a platform for networking and collaboration within the music community. These initiatives not only allow me to stay connected with peers but also help in promoting mutual growth and creating opportunities for upcoming talents. By engaging directly with the community and contributing to its vibrancy, I strengthen my relationships and establish a supportive network.

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    Is there anyone you’d like to thank that’s been crucial to your journey?

    I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has played a crucial role in this journey. I’m grateful for the artistic direction provided by myself, Vincent Grimaud (@vincegmd), and Adele Pedron; their collective vision has truly shaped the aesthetic and impact of our work.

    Special thanks go to Adele Pedron in particular, whose exceptional visuals have greatly enriched this project—her work can be admired on her profile @adele.ped. 

    I also owe much appreciation to Paul from Berlin for his expert mastering that brought our sound to life. I am proud to release this project with Jump in tha Crowd Records, whose support has been invaluable. 

    To all involved, your contributions have not only enhanced this project but have also deepened my artistic expression and reach.

    Name 3 songs you love and what they mean to you + Youtube links

    “Moby – Porcelain”: This profound track by Moby has resonated with me since childhood and continues to inspire me today. I treasure it for its avant-garde soundscapes and breathtaking beauty. 

    “Jamiroquai – White Knuckle Ride”: I adore this song for its vivid recall of my childhood and the irresistible groove that I love. It perfectly encapsulates the energetic and funky spirit I admire in music. 

    “Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway”: This track is uniquely memorable and I thoroughly enjoy the vibe of the Black Eyed Peas. It also harks back to my childhood, echoing the sounds that have shaped who I am today. 

    Overall, the music from my childhood has profoundly influenced who I am now, both personally and in my musical passion. These tracks not only provided a soundtrack to my early years but also continue to inspire and shape my artistic expressions.

    What’s your favourite piece of studio equipment or software?

    I would have to say that the MicroKorg is my favorite piece of studio equipment as it was my first synthesizer. It’s truly fantastic because you can create a vast array of great sounds with it, thanks to its numerous effects and creative options. The presets are also excellent.

    By connecting it with my SSL 2+ sound card, I achieve an incredible sound quality that really resonates with me and fuels my creativity. This setup not only enhances my productions but also brings a vibrant energy to my music-making process.

    Name your favourite club or festival and how it makes you feel

    My favourite club is Cadavra, located in the legendary Malasaña district of Madrid.

    I have a particular fondness for this venue because of the sophisticated music selection that maintains a sharp, cutting-edge vibe while welcoming a clientele that comes to enjoy the sounds without any pretensions — everyone is friendly and laid-back. The visuals and light shows further enhance this wild experience, making each visit memorable. I’ve spent countless unforgettable nights at Cadavra, where the atmosphere and music combine to create a truly magical setting.

    Favourite clubbing memory and who or what did it involve?

    My favourite clubbing memory dates back to the first event I organized with my collective, MLV Studio, which I founded with my two best friends. It was a sold-out night at the iconic EGG London, a landmark club in the city. We had invited artists like TELMA, who was just beginning her DJ career at the time. 

    The event was not only a significant breakthrough for us but also a thrilling discovery for the audience. The energy and excitement of that night remain vivid in my memory, marking a pivotal moment in our collective journey.

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    What famous quote represents you best?

    Less is more.

    If you could play at any venue, where would it be and why?

    I would love to play at Fabric in London; it’s a dream venue for me. The renowned sound system and stunning visuals at Fabric would provide the perfect platform to showcase my musical universe to a large audience. 

    The opportunity to perform there would not only allow me to fully immerse the crowd in my sound but also connect with them on a profound level. Fabric’s reputation for hosting world-class events makes it an ideal stage for sharing my artistic expressions and further establishing my presence in the global music scene.

    Music is….. (explain more)

    For me, music is a means of expression and a way to embrace my passion, which has always been centerd around music. It provides a unique outlet through which I can communicate my feelings, ideas, and visions to the world. Music allows me to translate my inner experiences into something tangible and shared, connecting me with others on a deeply emotional level. Through music, I find both a voice and a refuge, continually fueling my creativity and passion.

    One song you really couldn’t live without and why?

    “Veridis Quo” by Daft Punk is a song I absolutely couldn’t live without. I love this track deeply—it stirs so many emotions in me, illustrating the profound impact that music can have. It’s astounding how a piece of music can evoke such strong feelings of affection and connection. This song resonates with me on many levels, providing not just auditory pleasure but also a meaningful emotional journey each time I listen to it. It’s a timeless piece that continues to inspire and move me, no matter how often I hear it.

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    Namedrop your favourite 5 artists or DJs (past or present)

    My top five favorite artists and DJs, spanning both the past and present, include Moby, Daft Punk, Solomun, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott. 

    Each artist brings a unique sound and style to the music scene, from Moby’s ambient and electronic mastery, to Daft Punk’s revolutionary approach to house music. Solomun is renowned for his deep house DJ sets, while The Weeknd offers a distinct blend of contemporary R&B with a dark, atmospheric tone. Travis Scott rounds out the list with his innovative and energetic approach to hip-hop. These artists have significantly shaped my musical taste and continue to inspire my own creative endeavours.

    What was your first music memory and how did it fuel your fire?

    My earliest music memory involves spending time with my family as we listened to Mika, a French artist based in London. We would play his newly released album on repeat in the car during our summer drives. Those moments were incredibly joyful and filled with a sense of adventure and happiness that only music can provide. This experience not only introduced me to the powerful impact of music on emotions and atmosphere, but also ignited my passion for music. It showed me how songs could capture and enhance the spirit of moments, driving me to explore music more deeply as both a listener and later as a creator.

    Tell us more about your plans for the future

    I aim to further develop my music and deepen my understanding of sound creation and design. My ultimate goal is to master the art of producing music that not only resonates with a wide audience but also allows me to sustain myself financially through my artistic endeavours. 

    I hope that one day I will be able to fully support myself through the music I create, turning my passion into a viable career. This journey is about constant learning and growth, and I am committed to evolving my skills to reach this dream.

    Any worldly advice you’d like to share?

    Continue making music and embrace the joy of life. It’s essential to find happiness in your passions and everyday experiences. Music can be a powerful companion on this journey, enriching your life and lifting your spirits. Remember, the key to a fulfilling life is to enjoy the process and the moments that come your way. 

    Keep creating, keep exploring, and most importantly, keep enjoying every step of your adventure.

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